The final league game of the season between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Titans in the ongoing IPL 2023 is expected to be a banger. IPL will finally return to the M Chinnaswamy Stadium after a gap of 25 days and on its home turf, RCB will have to give their all and win the match in order to secure a berth in the IPL playoffs.
Currently, they are fourth on the IPL points table but things can get complicated if the Faf du Plessis-led side fails. Notably, Faf along with Virat Kohli is in tremendous form at the moment while with the ball, Mohammed Siraj has been fantastic.
When it comes to the defending champions, Shubman Gill scored a majestic century in the last match and is in great form this season. Meanwhile, with the ball, Rashid Khan and Mohammed Shami have been phenomenal and thus, there are a lot of positives for the team at the moment. However, ahead of Qualifier 1, the team will be hoping for others to return back to form as well.
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Gujarat Titans, Match 70, IPL 2023
Venue: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time: Sunday, May 21, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Streaming Details: Star Sports Network and JioCinema
The surface at the Chinnaswamy Stadium is a batter’s paradise. No target is really safe and thus, the team batting first should at least score 210-220 runs. Bowling first will be ideal as chasing is relatively easy here.
RCB vs GT Probable Playing XIs:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Suyash Prabhudessai, Wanindu Hasaranga, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Dasun Shanaka, Rahul Tewatia, Mohit Sharma, Rashid Khan, Mohammed Shami, Noor Ahmad
RCB vs GT Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter
Faf du Plessis:
South Africa international Faf du Plessis is in terrific form in the ongoing season. He has hit 702 runs in 13 matches so far and with that, the 38-year-old is the current holder of the IPL Orange Cap. He has been very consistent in the league so far and thus, the team would expect him to keep up with the good form.
Probable best bowler
Even though Chinnaswamy is going to help the batters to dominate, Afghan spinner Rashid Khan has the capability to create a lot of damage in the middle overs. He has picked up 23 wickets in 13 matches so far and with that, the 24-year-old is second in the IPL Purple Cap race.